Up Down Boy is an honest and uplifting play about the extraordinary life of a boy with Down’s syndrome and the mother who raised him.
Nathan Bessell plays the lead character, drawing on his own life experiences to tell the tale of Matty as he is about to leave for college. His mother won’t miss the slamming doors and phone bills, but Matty is not an ordinary teenager and will she be able to cope without him?
Matty is off to college in an hour – and he’s left it to Mum to pack his case. She won’t miss the slamming doors, the queue for the bathroom and the phone bills. But Matty is no ordinary teenager – and will his mother cope without him?
This production plays as part of The Shed’s Limited Editions season and is suitable for children aged 12 and older.